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Benchmarking for Continuous Improvement (Article)
By: Daryl Timmerman, Sr. Financial Services Executive
TAGS: Swine
 
June 12, 2017 - With cyclical profit challenges a normal part of the swine market, many top hog producers use benchmarking as tool to identify gaps and areas for improvement. AgStar’s Daryl Timmerman provides guidance and tips for getting started. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
How Does Your Operation Compare? (Article)
By: Nathan Kromann, Senior Credit Officer
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning
 
June 12, 2017 - Do you understand how your grain operation compares to your competition? Benchmarking can help you identify gaps and areas for improvement to position your operation for long-term success. AgStar’s Nathan Kromann offers examples, guidance and tips for getting started. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Positioning Your Operation: A Framework for the Future (Article)
By: Cathy Olson, Senior Business Counseling Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning
 
June 02, 2017 - With projections stating that compressed margins in the grain market will likely only improve marginally over the next few years, it’s more important than ever to take stock. In her latest agriculture blog, AgStar’s Cathy Olson provides a framework and tips to consider for positioning your operation for long term success. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
World Crop Cycles and Seasonality of Markets (Article)
By: AgStar Financial Services, Trusted Industry Expertise
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning
 
June 02, 2017 - A written Marketing Plan can help grain farmers sell your crop when the markets rally. Understanding world crop cycles and seasonality of market prices is important in developing your grain marketing/sales plans. Check out this article for guidance and ideas. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Swine
 
Six Calculations Every Pork Producer Should Know (Article)
By: Kent Bang, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
 
May 18, 2017 - The amount of data that can be collected and analyzed on farms is nothing short of amazing. Most farms keep great records of farrowing performance and closeouts on every group of pigs marketed. AgStar's Kent Bang discusses the importance of keeping a “dashboard” of key drivers that help focus your attention on the big picture. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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